Junior dos Santos: I would love to KO Cain VelasquezPosted on September 4, 2011, 10:23 PM by Trent Reinsmith
Junior dos Santos will face Cain Velasquez in the only televised fight on the UFC’s first card on FOX television. Velasquez’s UFC heavyweight title will be on the line during the five round fight.
Dos Santos is riding an eight fight winning streak with seven of those wins coming with the UFC. Five of those seven fights have ended in stoppages, four via TKO, one via submission. His last two fights have gone the distance, with dos Santos earning unanimous decision victories over Roy Nelson and Shane Carwin.
His opponent, Velasquez is unbeaten in his career, going 9-0 with seven of those wins coming in the UFC. Velasquez has only gone the distance once in his career, earning a unanimous decision over Cheick Kongo in that bout.
Dos Santos recently discussed his game plan for the upcoming fight, saying, “For sure, Cain's going to try to take me down. I would agree with you that that would be the conventional wisdom. In my game, I always look for the knockout. I'm going to look for it against Cain. I would love to knock out Cain Velasquez. But I'm going to be ready for wherever the fight winds up. The truth is, you guys haven't really seen my ground game yet. If Cain Velasquez takes me down 10 times, I'm going to get up 10 times. I'm not sure Cain is going to be able to take 10 of my punches.” – For complete interview with Junior dos Santos, visit USA Today.
Photo:Junior dos Santos during UFC 108 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 2, 2010, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Francis Specker